• What Is the Church? Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 1-16

    To understand what the church is, we must first have an idea about what the church is supposed to be. In this lesson, Dr. Dever examines Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians to show us how the church is to reflect God’s character. View Resource

  • The Gifts of the Spirit Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 12-14

    Christ has given the church gifts of the Holy Spirit to edify and strengthen the entire body. In the lesson, Dr. Sproul explores the different views of spiritual gifts and examines the validity of spiritual gifts in the context of our day. View Resource

  • The Priority of Love Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13:1-2

    Love…what is it? Jesus gave His people a tall order to fulfill. We are to love our brothers, our neighbors, our enemies, and, of course, we are to God love with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. But what is love? How do we know what it looks like? Is there a standard by which we can measure it? Scripture is not silent. Dr. Sproul guides us through 1 Corinthians 13, to help us measure what love is and what love is not as he begins this series on “Love.” View Resource

  • The Fruit of Lovingkindness Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13

    Continuing his study on the fruit of love, Dr. Sproul looks at a different kind of love, “The Fruit of Lovingkindness.” View Resource

  • Questions & Answers Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13

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  • Giving, Prayer, & Martyrdom Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13:3

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  • If Not for Love, Then Why? Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13:3

    Why do you do what you do? The book of James tells us that without deeds, faith is dead. So for faith to be faith, performance must follow. But if we are not careful, our work ethic can become void without a certain motivating factor. In this message, Dr. Sproul looks at what that motivating factor is as he helps us understand the relationship between love and performance. View Resource

  • Modeling God’s Love Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13:4

    Since long-suffering love and kindness are rooted in the character of God, Christians should emulate and manifest these traits toward one another. But how is it possible to do so when one is slighted, insulted, or slandered? In this lesson, Dr. Sproul begins explaining the opening verses of Paul’s magnificent exposition of the content and nature of these manifestations of love in 1 Corinthians to show the supreme importance of true love over all other things. View Resource

  • Not Boastful Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13:4

    What’s wrong with a little self-promotion every now and again, you may ask? Who better to tell the world of your wonderful qualities and achievements than you? After all, sometimes it is hard for people to recognize quality when they see it. Sometimes you just have to point out the obvious. Continuing this series on “Love,” Dr. Sproul looks at another thing that love is not in this message, “Not Boastful.” View Resource

  • Not Envious Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13:4

    Is there anything negative we can say about love? Not only can we, but we must. As we see in the thirteenth chapter of first Corinthians, the Apostle Paul has outlined the biblical picture of love in action, not only by what it does, but also by what it does not do. In this message, Dr. Sproul examines one particular sin that seems harmless enough until we find out what Scripture has to say about it, as he reaffirms that love is “Not Envious.” View Resource

  • Patient & Kind Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13:4

    Any honest Christian will confess that patience is a virtue that is in short supply. So, what is the standard for patience? What does patience look like in action? Is it merely enduring a difficult or bothersome situation without complaining? Dr. Sproul says it isn’t, and in this message he explores what it means to be “Patient and Kind.” View Resource

  • Abiding Love Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13:4-13

    How is God’s love for you manifested in your life toward others? In this lesson, Dr. Sproul takes us to the famous love chapter in 1 Corinthians to reflect upon God’s perfect standard of love as he compares it to everyday situations in our lives. View Resource

  • The Fruit of Self-Control Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13:5

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  • Not Easily Angered Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13:5

    We all get angry. All of us have reached a place of sore displeasure with other people like co-workers and family members. Both saints and sinners experience anger. But what we need to know is whether or not it is wrong to be angry. Are there different kinds of anger? How can we control our anger? And what about Jesus, don’t we read of Jesus getting angry? In this message, Dr. Sproul considers this as he looks at how love is “Not Easily Angered.” View Resource

  • Not Rude or Selfish Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13:5

    Do you consider yourself to be a generous person? Perhaps your generosity is a reflection of your selfishness. As Dr. Sproul continues to look at the topic of love, he considers the more common and subtle manifestations of what love is not, in this message entitled “Not Rude or Selfish.” View Resource